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obama visits new jersey with my new favorite governor, chris christie. it's time to start talking about the president's chances in florida on tuesday. we're just getting started in "the war room," stick around. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. >> obama: what i can promise you is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> jennifer: president obama and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie visited the state today. governor christie is a high-profile surrogate for mitt romney, but you wouldn't know it from his praise of president obama. >> had a good someday with him. and i'm aware of all of the atmospherics, i'm not in a coma but the fact is, i don't care. when you have the responsibility that i have, it's much bigger than politics. >> jennifer: which brings me to my point. now my dad has always been my favorite republican. it pains me to say that he is going to be voting for mitt romney, dad. i have tried and tried, but there's no p
suffered from what governor chris christie described as you unthinkable devastation. >> i'm glad you see the picture because if you can't see it, you can't fully understand it. as you're going through it, i am not ashamed to say i'm overwhelmed. i feel so small against what we have to do to go forward here. >> now i got nothing--my husband, my son no nothing. it's all ruined down there. every ounce of it, ruined. nothing, nothing! nothing. nothing. it's a shame. >> yep. >> it's a shame. >> cenk: with the latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy i'm joined once again by brandi hitt in lower manhattan. these pictures are heartrending. what can you tell us is happening? >> eliot, it's very heartbreaking to look at the devastation. some of the neighborhoods have been completely wiped out. here on the southern end of manhattan we have a little bit of good news to report. the power is slowly coming on. not fully but we're starting to see the lights come back. there are areas without power. including bellevue hospital. there are evacuations under way there. that hospital has been without powe
saw the pictures chris christie and president obama toured the storm-ravaged coast of new jersey yesterday. christie knows who was there to help when new jersey needed it. so now the big question is christie going to stay with the man he had previously endorsed or will he throw his substantial weight behind president obama? don't hold your breath. okay. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here on the "full court press." first, here she is with a current news update today lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. campaign schedules are getting back on track today as romney heads to virginia and president obama has a very busy day ahead of him. first, he starts off the day in green bay, wisconsin for a rescheduled event that he had to cancel tuesday to deal with hurricane sandy. then he is off to nevada, colorado and ohio. yesterday, obama toured the aftermath of hurricane sandy in new jersey along with governor chris christie who had nothing but kind words for t
, chris christie. he is saying lots of nice things about president obama today, and president obama is going up to new jersey today to tour the storm-ravaged areas with governor chris christie. good morning, everybody, welcome to the "full court press" right here on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station this wednesday morning. halloween, trick or treat. halloween has not been canceled or postponed, aren't you happy you will have all of those kids at your door this evening, begging for candy, unless you are taking your kids out on your own to let them beg for candy. glad to see you today, thank you for joining the show and encourage you to take full participation in the show give us a call at 866-55-press, go on twitter and join us @bpshow, facebook, at facebook@billpressshow, or go in the chat room at current.com. just click on the chat room and be connected with all of your fellow full court pressers from across the country. and carey, good friend of the program, hi, kerry good to see you. >> good to be here bill. >> bill: you have your al
and he absolutely means it. >> cenk: but chris christy has an ulterior motive. >> is it too soon to talk about climate change or is it too late to talk about climate change? >> i never imagined that you could see glaciers this big disappearing in such a short time. >> cenk: almost no show outside of current television talking about climate change being related to sandy yesterday with that we're doubling down today. we've got the numbers to prove our case, so stay right here. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> the scariest waves i've ever done. >> literally uprooted. >> you see how they're all piled up one on top of the other. >> the president has been all over there. he deserves great credit. >> we're going to do whatever we can to help you get back on your sheet. >> sharks swimming in the waters around the homes. >> we've got people right now that are having hard times because of this terrible hurricane and your generosity will make a difference. >> the storm surge just lifted up. >> they can't send workers out to make sure the rest of the crane is fastened securely to the building. >>
limbaugh says chris christie is fat. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay. here is jacki schechner with the news. >> as we're going to wait for official reaction we get a statement from the white house and then we'll hear the president speak. both mitt romney and obama, he is going to start in ohio today, and spending the day in ohio. romney will go to wisconsin first and then head to ohio. he'll be getting a lot of love over the weekend. what is interesting is both candidates have op-eds appearing on cnn.com today. mitt romney's a very routine, it seems to reiterate all of the same stuff. that he will create 12 million new jobs -- 12 million jobs will be created anyway. more of the same. and he has now taken on the idea that he is going to create real change. i can't believe it's not change. he has got real change compared to the president's change. >> stephanie: i thought he was going to call it of course i never said detroit should go bankrupt. >> sure. the president starts out by talking about how we have come together as a nation after this hurricane, and how
's wicked snap. >> he is wicked snap. we'll also be talking about what chris christie thinks of president obama's and his reaction to hurricane sandy. >> but we want to say good morning to jacki schechner who is sitting in steph's seat. >> a good day to get rid of her. [ laughter ] >> president obama is declaring major disasters today in new jersey and new york, he has also declared emergency conditions in both virginia and west virginia. sandy is now called a post tropical cyclone. firefighters are also having to go in and use a boat to rescue dozens of people. about 6 million people are without power including a large section of manhattan. we don't think about these little things -- >> elevateorelevators. >> exactly. west virginia pummelled by snow which we'll talk more about. also seeing snowfall in pennsylvania, virginia and north carolina. now mitt romney is back pedalling saying he could not get rid of fema which is a direct contradiction to what he said during the primary debates. more than 15 hurricane sandy staff for fema are positioned along the east coast. th
surrogates like chris christie are doing a good job. >> right. as if his plate is not full enough, the president is going to stay in touch with fema. last week, big endorsement from colin powell, now the obama campaign is using the four-star general in an ad airing in ten states. oh -- >> housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry, and the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us -- >> we'll get it together. also the october jobs report expected to come out tomorrow and it is going to do so on time. the government was shut down for a couple of days because of sandy, but unemployment rate should stay around 7.8%. we'll be right back. only time you can get to a polling place. make sure that voting is your highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 1
jersey, and he's going to be working hand in hand with governor chris christie in new jersey as they go around the state trying to see what people need for rescue clean up and rebuilding. boy did they have high praise for one another. here is chris christie first talking about the president. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since the storm hit. this is our sixth conversation since the weekend, and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people have elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. it's my honor to introduce to all of you the president of the united states. >> cenk: i have to keep it real with you. that's my job. i love how they care about the people of new jersey and, etc. etc. when it comes to policy the romney people have to be ripping their hair out. they have to be despiting chris despising chris christie right now. right before the election republicans and democrats working together at a moment when they need the president
>> cenk: welcome to the "young turks." conservatives so mad about chris christie's praise of president obama. >> let me put it this way. is it wrong for one man to love another man? >> it's been a great working relationship. >> cenk: i love their bitterness. wait until you see fox news on that. awesome. it might of course all come down to ohio. >> obama: thank you ohio! >> oh, my god! >> romney: my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president i'll be the next president of the united states. >> cenk: we have the latest numbers four and we have congressman from ohio on the show today. then we've got one more fun story for you. who do the odds makers think is going to win the whole race? we go to vegas to find out. >> a half hour late for my feeing. as it is, all air traffic in vegas being held up because of a v.i.p. customer in vegas, turns out the president is here for a fundraiser screwing up my day. i'm thinking about this romney guy. >> cenk: well, he might be alone. just wait until we show you the numbers. what my favorite story of the day is, all the pundits are mad
donnell in virginia. chris christie in new jersey. even bobby jindal in louisiana. have praised the fact right now there is a close partnership between the white house and the governor's republican and democratic governors. but listen talk about fema. paul ryan, his budget cut -- "new york times" reports this morning. congressional republicans cut 43% out of the primary fema grants that pay for disaster preparedness. remember eric cantor. remember peter, eric cantor, the hurricane struck his district fema wanted to go in there. they wanted more money because of some of the disasters. they asked for more money to deal with the earthquake. even in cantor's district. he said no. we're not going to give fema anymore money unless you cut money from healthcare, you know. so they've been -- anti-disaster relief and again, mitt romney who wants to give it to the states, get rid of fema, put it in the hands of the state or maybe the private sector. can you imagine, can you imagine with this hurricane hitting the coast like new jersey or
bloomberg is doing a great job. >> yes, and chris christie, governor of new jersey doing a great job. he is saying the president is doing a great job getting him everything he needs. >> thank god they are not playing politics. >> right. >> he is not standing on ceremony, what a great, great opportunity to show really that they can work together in times of emergency -- >> unlike mitt romney. >> well mitt romney doesn't have any opportunity right now to look presidential. he has nothing to do except for -- >> we're just talking about he is calling these things disaster relief when they are clearly political events. >> exactly. >> obama: i have spoken to all of the governors in all of these states we have pre-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema.
with governor chris christie and representatives of fema and of course, as we said earlier, it is going to take a long time to get this back to where it should be. the damage is just absolutely remarkable looking at the jersey shore. all the way north down here toward the south. >> jennifer: so when are the residents going to be able to return to the area? >> reporter: well, that's obviously going to differ from community to community. and just how bad the damage is. we know that tonight high tide was another concern so authorities were asking folks not to come back to their homes just yet. there was also rain today and so while conditions certainly were a huge improvement over yesterday, they're telling folks that you know, they'll be told community by community when they can come back. >> jennifer: all right. thank you so much. i really appreciate it. abc correspondent t.j. winnick reporting from new jersey's cape may. all right. we're going to check in again with t.j. at the top of the next hour. and across the easte
. governor chris christie says it will be eight days at the very least before that power is restored. president obama is coming to new jersey tomorrow to see the devastation firsthand with governor christie along with fema representatives and you know, right now, we can see pictures. we see the pictures of the iconic boardwalk. ripped up and the wood strewn across the streets. we see the downtowns of these communities inundated with sand and ocean water. and of course, we see those shots of the ferris wheel actually on these piers partially submerged in the water. it really is an appear okay apocalyptic scene on the jersey shore. obviously the cost in terms of damage in the billions and that's what fema and the president, of course, will be looking to lend a hand with tomorrow. >> jennifer: t.j., has everybody on the ground been accounted for? >> reporter: well, all i can tell you is that you know, those searches continue. many of the firefighters and the police, their own headquarters, many of them flooded. were f
bloomberg. governor cuomo. governor chris christie. president obama. and when we are fortunate enough to see the president-elected to that second term, that group needs to take this agenda to congress and pass it within 100 days. lead gentlemen! lead! and we, you and i, need to pressure them to do it. the hurricane has forced the issue. now it is up to us to take action on it for the good of the nation. joining me now via skype is james west, editor of climate desk who has been reporting on the aftermath of the storm. james is coming to us from the ground in new york and for the latest, he's going to tell us what's going on. thanks so much for joining us in "the war room" tonight james. >> governor, great to be here. >> jennifer: all right. so you have toured -- let me get to the basics here and get some information out to our viewers. you've toured some of the most devastated areas like breezy point in queens and you also filmed that video that we just saw of the gas station in brooklyn. can you tell us what d
would do, romney would do, chris christie, i don't want federal money. i would punch them in the money before i take federal money. now after the storm, federal money, i'm begging you we need the federal money. >> if you go in surgery you get your toe chopped off and then you're somebody who hates malpractice lawyers. but what happens the doctor chops your toe off oh, i malpractice. when you need the federal government, it's there. >> i like cenk's chris christie choicevoice for the guy who gets his toe chopped off. >> it's like a self self-fulfilling prophecy. they have got to make it look bad. >> the thing about chris christie that i have to sayhat ibb appreciate e e'e'bbraraatist. t you can't be pragmatic in the moment. you have to plan for the future. you have to plan for catastrophic events that occur in the future. in the moment he said we can work together. but as soon as sandy is not resting on his shoulders he won't worry about the next thing. he'll talk about being insulateed and talking about how the government is taking control. >> cenk: when you look at how the president h
job. i think chris christie was trying to do his job. i also think that chris christie understands that he faces re-election in a pretty democratic state, and obama understands that he faces re-election next week. those are political realities. they're politicians, and they don't deny that. but they were doing their jobs, and i think christie's role here, as i'm sure you know as a former governor, it was a big deal for christie to come out and do what he did. that also really hurt romney. >> eliot: yes, that was the political maneuver of the week. he played it perfectly. switch gears for a moment. i don't want to say that anything is over and done, but the president is comfortable. the united states senate, a pivot or blocking position for the past couple of years. any particular race there that you think is interesting that has evolved that is demonstrative with what in our politics over the last couple of months? >> i think there are several. the north dakota race there is a good chance. i think missouri, claire mccaskill has a good chance to hold her seat. the most important rac
linked this year's prominent foes, president obama andries and chris christie. both told reporters that they were determined to repair and rebuild the damage even as they praised each other's forms the crisis. >> the things we need to do is to make sure power is restored as quickly as possible. make sure people have clean drinking water hospitals are taken care of the way we need to and kids are back to school. i'm please to report that the president has sprung into action immediately to help us get us those things while we were in the car riding together. i appreciate that. he has worked extremely closely with me since the storm hit. this is our sixth conversation oversince the weekend. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> obama: at the top of my list i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart
at the federal level. what would be doing right now hoping chris christie gets it it right in new jersey? but the federal government wouldn't do anything? and then forget the state and local government. are you kidding me? privatize it? how insane is that? so if you're poor and you couldn't afford whatever rates that romney's friends were going to charge you after he privatized it, sad day for you? ha ha, you get stuck in that? that's a disastrous idea! this is about the core role of the government. are we here for each other in times like this or do we just leave each other to fend for ourselves. apparently romney clearly says during this election cycle during these primary debates they had among the republicans says fend for yourselves, i'm going to make a buck off of it. he was asked about that numerous times today on the campaign trail. he just wouldn't answer. watch. >> cenk: well, that was wonderfully awkward. those are simple questions. answer the question. finally, how incompetent is your campaign? you didn't
's endorsement to lure chris christie to events. [ laughter ] >> i heard meatloaf will be there, maybe i'll show up. >> bill: that will do it. terry is calling from berkeley california. >> caller: hi, bill, what is wrong with the press in general? the -- when talking about mitt romney, greg palast has an article in the nation called mitt romney's bailout bonanza. how the romneys made millions. >> bill: yes, we had that here on our show, even greg wrote that article for the nation. you are right. the media has not been covering a lot of the facts about mitt romney. and i have said that here many times. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ vote on november 6th but just as importantly to take the time to learn about each candidate's stance on the issues that matter to you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate. >> announcer: chatting with you live, at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show," live on your radio, and current tv. >>
. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel tangors. in new jersey governor chris christie signed an executive order of gas rationing starting tomorrow. and 4.37 million homes in the area are still without power. turning now to the presidential campaign that other hot topic where there are just four days before the election, and though next tuesday is the officials election day many voters have already cast ballots. millions! let's take a look at everyone's favorite electoral nightmare florida, where the state took an unprecedented step of cutting early voting time in half. that has meant lines around the block in many polling stations. miami-dade county is averaging more than 26,000 voters per day. there was a four-hour wait to vote today. >> usually it's, you know, five, six, ten people in front of you and this is ridiculous. >> jennifer: so some voting advocates are concerned that the long waits could turn voters off. the president of league of women voters urged republican governor rick scott to extend early voting. she said such long waits are discouraging to voters whose sc
chris christie. >> yeah. >> stephanie: what did he say? he's so come for thing in times of need. he's like don't be stupid. >> he gave the president kudos. he said the president -- you know if the president didn't cancel his campaign activities, it would have been a huge problem. >> stephanie: does this give the president an opportunity to act presidential? he is presidential! it doesn't give him an opportunity to act presidential like george bush. let's do a photo op ten days after the storm with my -- i'm flying over it and checking out the damage. >> it shows we're workin' hard. it is hard work. >> stephanie: and workin' hard in addition. dana in maryland, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi dana. >> caller: good morning, everybody. good morning jacki. >> good morning. >> caller: you look beautiful. >> oh. >> stephanie: it's not fair! >> caller: steph, i love your t-shirt. that rocks. >> stephanie: thank you, baby. >> caller: okay. few quick things. i'm chatting with my current buddies and we
throughout the united states of america as we speak. so now back to new jersey. well, chris christie has an interesting idea about halloween. maybe we should cancel it this year or move it. >> i can't imagine that it's going to be safe for kids to go around for halloween in most parts of the state. we're going to make an assessment of that during the day today. if we to have reschedule halloween for another day we want kids to have halloween but we want them to be safe and alive. >> i didn't know you could reschedule halloween. can you reschedule christmas? maybe chris christie could. he was praising president obama as we showed you in the last segment, but not the democratic mayor of atlantic city. they had words about who's fault it was that people were still stuck in atlantic city. let's watch that. >> in atlantic city, we are for whatever reason mayor langford urged people to stay in shelters in the city, despite my admonition to evacuate, he gave them comfort for some reason to stay. so for those of you on the barrier islands who decided it was a better way to wait this out and for
are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, kevin. >> hey, gang. two things i'll make them quick. with the chris christie thing, i have malice of forethought that he is doing this with any kind of cynical thoughts but i do think now if and when he does criticize obama in the future it is going hit hard -- >> stephanie: yeah but that will be tough for him to do before the election -- >> caller: i don't think it is going to happen before the election at all. i'm saying in the next couple of years, if he criticizes obama, because now he has everybody thinking this guy tells the truth -- >> stephanie: right. i think he fact that it took him what chris, twenty-five minutes to mention mitt romney during his campaign speech if you thought the look on ann romney's face was bad during the convention, think what it must look like now. >> caller: yeah, i just think a consequence of what is going on now, is that if he does criticize him in the next couple of years, then it is going to hit a lot harder than it would have if this didn't happen. >> stephanie: yeah we'll see. it is interesting th
, this week no doubt about it the person who got things done, chris christie governor of new jersey. he stepped up to -- >> wow, i'm stunned bill. >> bill: i know we're saluting a republican. he stepped up to the plate. he put politics aside. he threw mitt romney under the bus, and said no i'm just going to focus on my state and the people of my state, and the people that need help and he got the president in there to new jersey. so to chris christie congratulations you got things done. brought to you by granger, call click on granger.com or stop by one of their branches. granger for the ones that get things done. peter before we get back to the campaign, this other issue we have had running throughout the morning is a big question. it stirred up a lot of debate last night -- or the last few days in new york. brian williams was really critical of new york city and the mayor, for allowing the new york marathon to go forward as scheduled on sunday even though half of manhattan is without power, and a lot of people are still hurting. >> the race starts in statton isl
to atlantic city this afternoon. he's going to tour the storm damage with governor chris christie who has been very complimentary to him by the way. speak with people in the aftermath and thank first responders. the campaign is out with a new web video today featuring campaign manager jim messina talking about the work the president's doing to coordinate with local and state officials in the aftermath of sandy and also the importance of donation to the red cross. he then is going to shift back into campaign mode in this video and here he talks about an emphasis on early voting. >> don't believe the polls. you don't need to. early voting has started across the country. we have actual results to report and those results show clearly the president will win re-election if we do what we need to do. >> yea! 4.4 million people have already voted. he goes on to encourage volunteers to dig deep. mitt romney spending the day in florida with senator marco rubio and jeb bush. paul ryan will be in wisconsin. romney allegedly to
. of course, first there was chris christie. >> the president is great. i spoke to him three times yesterday. >> he's worked incredibly closely with me. >> the president has been all over this. he deserves great credit. >> i appreciate his friendship. >> we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. >> cenk: so, of course, that's the republican gore of new jersey. then we go to colin powell. >> will you endorse president obama? >> yes. i think we ought to keep on the track that we're on. >> cenk: and as we showed you earlier in the show, mayor bloomberg, widely nobody as an independent, used to be a republican has endorsed president obama but we're not done yet. the final elbow on top of mitt romney's head is from the london-based newspaper the economist which is economically conservative. nonetheless, they're endorsing president obama. here's why they say they're doing that. "the extremism of his party referring to mitt romney is mr. romney's greatest handicap. this newspaper yearns for the more tol
york city alone already. now, we go to the issue of how this disaster was handled. well, chris christie actually gave high praise to president obama on this issue. >> the president is great. i spoke to him three times yesterday. he called me for the last time at midnight last night asked me what i needed. i said if you could expedite the major disaster declaration. he signed it for new jersey. the president has been all over this. he deserves great credit. he gave me his number at the white house, told me to call him if i needed anything and he absolutely means it. >> cenk: now that's the governor of new jersey who is busy today of course, running around new jersey trying to make sure everybody is all right and it is a rare moment where a republican praises president obama. now, one republican who did not was the former fema director under george w. bush, michael brown. if you don't remember who michael brown is, you might remember this moment during the bush administration. >> there will be plenty of opportun
and friends trying to get chris christie to get political. >> mr. romney may do some storm-related event. is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea. nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. i've got a job to do here in new jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics. and i could care less about any of that stuff. i have a job to do. i've got 2.4 million people out of power. i've got devastation on the shore. i've got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me. >> wow! >> stephanie: woo-hoo. >> good for him! >> stephanie: shut them down. >> what if romney came, you know and brought some canned goods? how would that be? >> and trick or treating? >> stephanie: romney is probably going to injure several more people. air dropping food into people. [ screaming ] i just got hit by a can of -- >> chili or something. >> some heavy tuna. a lo
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